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The Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program
Serving Our Community, Protecting the Environment

Unused or expired prescription drugs can lead to poisoning, overdose and abuse. Safe disposal saves lives and protects the environment.

Please dispose of unused and expired prescription or non-prescription drugs responsibly.

  • Do not leave them lying around unattended.
  • Do not throw them in the trash or down the sink.
  • Do not flush them down the toilet.

You can bring any unused or expired prescription or non-prescription drugs to any one of dozens of collection boxes conveniently located throughout the county.

  • A searchable database of national locations is available by clicking here.
  • A searchable map of Cook County locations is available below.
  • You can also email sheriff.recycling@cookcountyil.gov or call us at 773.843.5335
  • Instructions in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Polish, Russian and Spanish are available by clicking here.

 


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Title Category Address Description
CVS Pharmacy #1055514290 SOUTH LA GRANGE RD. ORLAND PARK, IL 60462(708)403-2356
CVS Pharmacy #85026315 SOUTH PULASKI RD, CHICAGO, IL 60629(773)284-7070
CVS Pharmacy #5769470 S. TORRENCE AVE. CALUMET CITY, IL 60409(708)832-2943
CVS Pharmacy #3163345 MADISON ST. OAK PARK, IL 60302(708)386-2157
CVS Pharmacy #29358712 SOUTH STONY ISLAND AVE CHICAGO, IL 60617(773)933-9200
CVS Pharmacy #27983951 W. 103RD ST CHICAGO, IL 60655(773)881-3359
FRANKLIN PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)9545 W. BELMONT AVE FRANKLIN PARK, IL 60131847-671-8200
SCHILLER PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)9526 IRVING PARK RD SCHILLER PARK, IL 60176847-678-4794
PALOS PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)8999 123RD ST PALOS PARK, IL 60464708-448-2191
WILLOW SPRINGS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)8255 WILLOW SPRINGS RD WILLOW SPRINGS, IL 60480708-839-2731
TINLEY PARK POLICE DEPT (MED RETURN)7850 183RD ST TINLEY PARK, IL 60477708-444-5300
JUSTICE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)7800 S. ARCHER RD JUSTICE, IL 60458708-458-2192
PALOS HEIGHTS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)7607 W COLLEGE DR PALOS HEIGHTS, IL 60463708-448-5060
HARWOOD HEIGHTS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)7300 W. WILSON AVE HARWOOD HEIGHTS, IL 60706708-867-4343
RIVERDALE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)725 W. 138TH ST RIVERDALE, IL 60827708-841-2203
NILES POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)7000 W. TOUHY AVE NILES, IL 60714847-647-0400
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO DCAM OUTPATIENT PHARMACY5758 S. MARYLAND AVE CHICAGO, IL 60637773-702-1000
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.5600 W. FULLERTON AVE CHICAGO, IL 60639773-745-1640
MCCOOK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)5000 GLENCOE ST MCCOOK, IL 60525708-447-1234
CICERO POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)4901 W CERMAK RD CICERO, IL 60804708-652-2131
RICHTON PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)4455 SAUK TRAIL RICHTON PARK, IL 60471708-481-8911
CRIMINAL COURT BUILDING DISTRICT 1 (CCSPDTB)2650 S. CALIFORNIA AVE CHICAGO, IL 60608773-843-5335
RIVER GROVE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)2621 THATCHER AVE RIVER GROVE, IL 60171708-453-2121
NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSP251 E. HURON ST CHICAGO, IL 60611312-926-2000
SHERIFF PDTBP HQ (CCSPDTB)2323 S. ROCKWELL ST CHICAGO, IL 606081-84-GOT-USD RX
COOK COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER (CCSPDTB) (NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)2121 W. HARRISON ST CHICAGO, IL 60612NA
FRANKFORT POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)20602 LINCOLN-WAY LN FRANKFORT, IL 60423815-469-9435
PARK RIDGE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)200 VINE AVE PARK RIDGE, IL 60068847-318-5252
MARKHAM COURT HOUSE DISTRICT 6 (CCSPDTB)16501 KEDZIE AVE MARKHAM, IL 60428773-843-5335
MARKHAM POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)16313 KEDZIE AVE MARKHAM, IL 60428708-331-2171
BURNHAM POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)14450 S MANISTEE AVE BURNHAM, IL 60633708-891-2122
CITY OF CHGO 12TH DISTRICT1412 S. BLUE ISLAND AVE CHICAGO, IL 606087 days a week, 24 hours
CRESTWOOD POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)13840 S. CICERO AVE CRESTWOOD, IL 60445708-371-4800
CITY OF CHGO 18TH DISTRICT1160 N. LARRABEE AVE CHICAGO, IL 606107 days a week, 24 hours
WESTCHESTER POLICE DEPT(CCSPDTB)10300 ROOSEVELT RD WESTCHESTER, IL 60154708-345-0020
WALGREEN CO.1028 ELMHURST RD MT PROSPECT, IL 60056847-437-1858
MELROSE PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)1 N 19TH AVE MELROSE PARK, IL 60160708-344-8409
GLENWOOD POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)1 ASSELBORN WAY GLENWOOD, IL 60425708-753-2420
EAST HAZEL CREST POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)17223 S. THROOP ST EAST HAZEL CREST, IL 60827708-798-2186
MWRD STICKNEY WATER RECLAMATION PLANT (MWRD)6001 W. PERSHING RD CICERO, IL 608047 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ALSIP POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)4500 W. 123rd ST. ALSIP, IL 60803708-385-6903
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.9000 N. GREENWOOD AVE NILES, IL 60714847-588-6500
LINCOLNWOOD POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)6900 N. LINCOLN AVE LINCOLNWOOD, IL 60712847-673-2167
NORRIDGE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)4020 N. OLCOTT AVE NORRIDGE, IL 60706708-453-4770
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.111 S. HALSTED ST CHICAGO, IL 60661312-463-9142
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.5625 N. RIDGE AVE CHICAGO, IL 60660773-989-7546
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.3201 N. BROADWAY ST CHICAGO, IL 60657773-327-3591
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.641 N. CLARK ST CHICAGO, IL 60654312-587-1416
WALGREEN CO.2001 N MILWAUKEE AVE CHICAGO, IL 60647773-772-2370
ARMITAGE PHARMACY, INC.3650 W ARMITAGE AVE CHICAGO, IL 60647773-486-8800
CITY OF CHGO 14TH DISTRICT2150 N. CALIFORNIA AVE CHICAGO, IL 606477 days a week, 24 hours
FORUM EXTENDED CARE SERVICES II, INC.4201 W VICTORIA ST CHICAGO, IL 60646
CITY OF CHGO 15TH DISTRICT5701 W. MADISON ST CHICAGO, IL 606447 days a week, 24 hours
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.1633 W. 95TH ST CHICAGO, IL 60643773-445-9277
CITY OF CHGO 22ND DISTRICT1900 W. MONTEREY AVE CHICAGO, IL 606437 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 25TH DISTRICT5555 W. GRAND AVE CHICAGO, IL 606397 days a week, 24 hours
WALGREEN CO.6016 W 63RD ST CHICAGO, IL 60638773-788-0180
CITY OF CHGO 3RD DISTRICT7040 S. COTTAGE GROVE AVE CHICAGO, IL 606377 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 7TH DISTRICT1438 W. 63RD ST CHICAGO, IL 606367 days a week, 24 hours
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.4343 N CENTRAL AVE CHICAGO, IL 60634773-427-9456
WALGREEN CO.4010 W LAWRENCE AVE CHICAGO, IL 60630773-286-0309
CITY OF CHGO 17TH DISTRICT4650 N. PULASKI RD CHICAGO, IL 606307 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 16TH DISTRICT5151 N. MILWAUKEE AVE CHICAGO, IL 606307 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 8TH DISTRICT3420 W. 63RD ST CHICAGO, IL 606297 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 5TH DISTRICT727 E. 111TH ST CHICAGO, IL 606287 days a week, 24 hours
MWRD CALUMET WATER RECLAMATION PLANT (MWRD)400 E. 130TH ST CHICAGO, IL 606287 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
CITY OF CHGO 24TH DISTRICT6464 N. CLARK ST CHICAGO, IL 606267 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 20TH DISTRICT5400 N. LINCOLN AVE CHICAGO, IL 606257 days a week, 24 hours
LAWNDALE CHRISTIAN HLTH CTR PHARMACY3860 W. OGDEN AVE CHICAGO, IL 60623872-588-3000
CITY OF CHGO 10 DISTRICT3315 W. OGDEN AVE CHICAGO, IL 606237 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 6TH DISTRICT7808 S. HALSTED ST CHICAGO, IL 606207 days a week, 24 hours
WALGREEN CO.8628 S COTTAGE GROVE AVE CHICAGO, IL 60619773-651-8500
CITY OF CHGO DET. UNIT2452 W. BELMONT AVE CHICAGO, IL 606187 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 4TH DISTRICT2255 E. 103RD ST CHICAGO, IL 606177 days a week, 24 hours
WALGREEN CO.3405 S KING DR CHICAGO, IL 60616312-326-4058
CITY OF CHGO 1ST DISTRICT1718 S. STATE ST CHICAGO, IL 606167 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 19TH DISTRICT850 W. ADDISON ST CHICAGO, IL 606137 days a week, 24 hours
CITY OF CHGO 11TH DISTRICT3151 W. HARRISON ST CHICAGO, IL 606127 days a week, 24 hours
MWRD MAIN OFFICE BUILDING (MWRD)100 E. ERIE ST CHICAGO, IL 60611
CITY OF CHGO 2ND DISTRICT5101 S. WENTWORTH AVE CHICAGO, IL 606097 days a week, 24 hours
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.1931 W CERMAK RD CHICAGO, IL 60608773-847-5781
CITY OF CHGO 9TH DISTRICT3120 S. HALSTED ST CHICAGO, IL 606087 days a week, 24 hours
WELL FUTURE PHARMACY LLC1442 S. MICHIGAN AVE CHICAGO, IL 60605312-589-7620
COOK COUNTY BUILDING (CCSPDTB)120 N. CLARK ST CHICAGO, IL 60602773-843-5335
RIVERSIDE POLICE DEPT (MED RETURN)31 RIVERSIDE RD RIVERSIDE, IL 60546708-447-2127
LA GRANGE POLICE DEPT (MED RETURN)304 W BURLINGTON AVE LAGRANGE, IL 60525708-579-2333
HODGKINS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)6015 LENZI AVE HODGKINS, IL 60525708-352-4623
COUNTRYSIDE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)5550 EAST AVE COUNTRYSIDE, IL 60525708-352-2171
WOODRIDGE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)1 PLAZA DR WOODRIDGE, IL 60517630-719-4740
BROOKFIELD POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)8820 BROOKFIELD AVE BROOKFIELD, IL 60513708-485-8131
BEDFORD PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)6701 S. ARCHER AVE BEDFORD PARK, IL 60501708-458-3388
SUMMIT POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)5810 S. ARCHER RD SUMMIT, IL 60501708-458-1313
MEDCOUNSEL PHARMACY CORP14322 S. WILL COOK RD. HOMER GLEN, IL 60491
THORNTON POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)700 PARK AVE THORNTON, IL 60476708-877-4440
STEGER POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)35 W. 34TH ST STEGER, IL 60475708-755-0220
SOUTH HOLLAND POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)16330 S. PARK AVE SOUTH HOLLAND, IL 60473708-331-3131
ROBBINS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)3323 W. 137TH ST ROBBINS, IL 60472708-385-4121
PARK FOREST POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)200 LAKEWOOD BLVD PARK FOREST, IL 60466708-748-4700
UNIVERSITY PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)650 BURNHAM DR UNIVERSITY PARK, IL 60466708-534-0913
PALOS HILLS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)8555 W. 103RD ST PALOS HILLS, IL 60465708-598-2272
WALGREEN CO.14680 S LA GRANGE RD ORLAND PARK, IL 60462708-460-2021
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.20950 GOVERNORS HWY OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL 60461708-747-0121
OLYMPIA FIELDS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)20701 GOVERNORS HWY OLYMPIA FIELDS, IL 60461708-503-8100
BURBANK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)5650 W. 75TH PL BURBANK, IL 60459708-924-7300
HICKORY HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT (CCSPDTB)8800 W. 87TH ST HICKORY HILLS, IL 60457708-598-1313
HOMETOWN POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)4331 SOUTHWEST HWY HOMETOWN, IL 60456708-422-2188
BRIDGEVIEW COURT HOUSE-DISTRICT 5 (CCSPDTB)10020 S. 76TH AVE BRIDGEVIEW, IL 60455774-843-5335
OAK LAWN POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)9446 S. RAYMOND AVE OAK LAWN, IL 60453708-422-8292
WALGREENS/BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.466 NELSON RD NEW LENOX, IL 60451815-485-2735
MIDLOTHIAN POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)14801 PULASKI RD MIDLOTHIAN, IL 60445708-385-2534
MATTESON POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)20500 S. CICERO AVE MATTESON, IL 60443708-748-1564
HOMEWOOD POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)17950 DIXIE HWY HOMEWOOD, IL 60430708-206-3400
HAZEL CREST POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)3000 W. 170TH PL HAZEL CREST, IL 60429708-335-9640
PHOENIX POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)629 E. 151 ST PHOENIX, IL 60426708-331-2192
FLOSSMOOR POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)2800 FLOSSMOOR RD FLOSSMOOR, IL 60422708-957-4500
DOLTON POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)14030 PARK AVE DOLTON, IL 60419708-841-2533
CRETE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)1370 BENTON ST CRETE, IL 60417708-672-0912
SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)2729 JACKSON AVE SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS, IL 60412708-754-7131
LYNWOOD POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)21460 LINCOLN HWY LYNWOOD, IL 60411708-758-4744
FORD HEIGHTS VILLAGE HALL (CCSPDTB)1343 ELLIS AVE FORD HEIGHTS, IL 60411708-758-1843
WALGREEN CO.522 TORRENCE AVE CALUMET CITY, IL 60409708-868-5669
CALUMET CITY POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)1200 PULASKI RD CALUMET CITY, IL 60409708-868-2500
BLUE ISLAND POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)13031 S. GREENWOOD AVE BLUE ISLAND, IL 60406708-597-8601
WALGREEN CO.7113 CERMAK RD BERWYN, IL 60402708-795-9030
RIVER FOREST FIRE DEPT (CCSPDTB)400 PARK AVE RIVER FOREST, IL 60305708-366-7125
KEEP OAK PARK BEAUTIFUL (MED RETURN)201 SOUTH BLVD OAK PARK, IL 60302708-358-5700
SYMBRIA RX SERVICES LLC350 W. SCHAUMBURG RD STE PWD SCHAUMBURG, IL 60194847-490-6271
STONE PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)1629 N. MANNHEIM RD STONE PARK, IL 60165708-344-2134
NORTHLAKE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)55 E. NORTH AVE NORTHLAKE, IL 60164708-344-2128
BROADVIEW POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)2350 S. 25TH AVE BROADVIEW, IL 60155708-345-6550
MAYWOOD COURT HOUSE DISTRICT 4 (CCPDTB)1500 MAYBROOK DR MAYWOOD, IL 60153773-843-5335
MAYWOOD POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)125 S. FIFTH AVE MAYWOOD, IL 60153708-450-4450
WALGREENS/ BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.7350 BARRINGTON RD HANOVER PARK, IL 60133630-289-4143
FOREST PARK POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)517 DESPLAINES AVE FOREST PARK, IL 60130708-366-2425
WALGREEN CO.1700 LARKIN AVE ELGIN, IL 60123847-695-1158
WALGREENS BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.15 N BUFFALO GROVE RD BUFFALO GROVE, IL 60089847-520-7220
BUFFALO GROVE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)46 RAUPP BLVD BUFFALO GROVE, IL 60089847-459-2560
CAPT. JAMES A. LOVELL FEDERAL HEALTH CARE CENTER2430 ILLINOIS ST BLDG 1007 (PHARMACY DEPARTMENT) GREAT LAKES, IL 60088847-688-6755
CAPT. JAMES A. LOVELL FEDERAL HEALTH CARE CENTER2630 GREEN BAY RD BLDG 3452 (PHARMACY DEPARTMENT) GREAT LAKES, IL 60088847-688-2772
CAPT. JAMES A. LOVELL FEDERAL HEALTH CARE CENTER2410 SAMPSON ST BLDG 237 (PHARMACY DEPARTMENT) GREAT LAKES, IL 60088847-688-2469
CAPT. JAMES A. LOVELL FEDERAL HEALTH CARE CENTER3440 OHIO ST BLDG 1017 (PHARMACY DEPARTMENT) GREAT LAKES, IL 60088847-688-2100
SKOKIE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)7300 NILES CENTER RD SKOKIE, IL 60077847-982-5900
SKOKIE COURT HOUSE DISTRICT 2 (CCSPDTB)5600 OLD ORCHARD RD SKOKIE, IL 60077773-843-5335
MWRD O'BRIEN WATER RECLAMATION PLANT (MWRD)3500 HOWARD ST SKOKIE, IL 600767 days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
MOUNT PROSPECT POLICE DEPT (MED RETURN)112 E. NORTHWEST HWY MT PROSPECT, IL 60056847-870-5656
KENILWORTH POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)419 RICHMOND RD KENILWORTH, IL 60043847-251-2141
GLENCOE POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)325 HAZEL AVE GLENCOE, IL 60022847-835-4112
PRESENCE RHC SENIOR SERVICES100 N RIVER RD DESPLAINES, IL 60016847-297-1800
DES PLAINES POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)1420 E. MINER ST DESPLAINES, IL 60016847-391-5400
WALGREENS BOND DRUG COMPANY OF ILLINOIS, L.L.C.780 WAUKEGAN RD DEERFIELD, IL 60015847-945-0611
WALGREEN CO.108 WILMOT RD DEERFIELD, IL 60015847-580-0000
ROLLING MEADOWS POLICE DEPT (CCSPDTB)3600 KIRCHOFF RD ROLLING MEADOWS, IL 60008847-255-2416
ROLLING MEADOWS COURT HOUSE DISTRICT 3 (CCSPDTB)2121 EUCLID AVE ROLLING MEADOWS, IL 60008773-843-5335
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Did you know?

  • Pharmaceutical drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs when taken without a prescription or a doctor’s supervision.
  • The majority of teenagers abusing prescription drugs get them from family and friends—and the home medicine cabinet.
  • Unused prescription drugs thrown into the trash can be retrieved and abused or illegally sold.
  • Just as troubling, every day prescription drugs are dumped down drains, toilets, and in the garbage.

In 2012, the Cook County Sheriff Thom Dart directed his office to have safe disposal collection boxes available at each of the circuit court houses as well as the County Building to permit local residents to properly dispose of their prescriptions to prevent abuse and environmental damage. The Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program also began assisting Chicago wards and suburban communities by sponsoring Pharmaceutical Take-Back events.

Today, the Sheriff’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program also partners with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, which underwrites purchase of collection boxes for local jurisdictions and disposal of collected drugs, and provides collection sites at its main office and three of its water treatment plants.

On October 28, 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners authorized the Sheriff to implement a comprehensive pharmaceutical drug collection and disposal program to assist residents throughout the county with properly disposing of unused and unexpired prescription drugs. The program requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to register.

Attention Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Subject to the Cook County Safe Disposal of Pharmaceuticals Ordinance (Sec. 46-102-Sec. 46-109)

  • Producer Registration opens on January 23, 2017.
  • Producers will only be required to register via Internet or email.
  • Our email address is sheriff.recycling@cookcountyil.gov

Click Here for the Producer Registry Form to submit information required under the Cook County Safe Disposal of Pharmaceuticals Ordinance, Sec. 43-104

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